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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #660 on: March 30, 2017, 03:03:30 pm »
Buff I have a oval 32 and cassette at the back is 11 - 46

That could work. My issue at the moment is I need my granny gears for climbing. A 32/46 is a ratio of 0.69. My granny gear at the moment is a ratio of 0.67.
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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #661 on: April 04, 2017, 08:48:43 am »
Now you've all got me jealous with your full suspension bikes! Unfortunately my budget doesn't not allow for something in the more recent models but I have however found a 2010 Giant Anthem X1 for sale for R10 000 and the guy is willing to take R9000 for the bike. Apparently it's in brilliant condition. (I offerred R8000 but his not biting)

What do you think, is it worth it? I'm currently on an entry level 29er and although this is a 26er, I think it will be a big step up for me considering the components on this bike.

Any advice will be appreciated.

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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #662 on: April 04, 2017, 09:04:19 am »
Be careful, although the Anthem is an awesome bike they dont have a lot of value and thats still quite high a price!
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« Reply #663 on: April 04, 2017, 09:48:41 am »
Yep, I also think 9K is a bit much for a 2010 bike.
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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #664 on: April 04, 2017, 11:50:16 am »
Thank you very much indeed. On with the search!

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« Reply #665 on: April 05, 2017, 10:42:08 am »
I noticed this year at the Epic almost none of the top cyclists make use of a camelbak and many used this system...even get a 2 bottle holder

Works well - if you do not have a dropperpost, only alternative is a one liter bottle in the frame cage and hope there are water pints every 20km.  I also hate a camelback.
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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #666 on: April 05, 2017, 10:44:02 am »
Ive converted to 1 x 11 and best upgrade ever :thumleft:

How and what cost?

I never use the other two gears up front and thinking of doing the same. Do you need to replace the rear gearset?

Mine is 2 X11, had a 1x11 and will not go back.  As it is, I'm running out of cadence on the 2 x 11. This was this morning 71km/h @ 148 Cadence.  Upgrading to bigger chainrings, unfortunately it is not possible to increase the large one as the jump between the two is then to big and the derailleur will not work.
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« Reply #667 on: April 05, 2017, 11:06:59 am »
That is a seriously impressive cadence.

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« Reply #668 on: April 05, 2017, 11:12:38 am »
That is a seriously impressive cadence.

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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #669 on: April 12, 2017, 11:57:13 am »
had an early cool ride yesterday morning east of Pretoria - just had to clear my mind. Love mountain biking!

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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #670 on: April 18, 2017, 01:39:18 pm »
did 3 'parts' of the latest Epic this last week; Greyton, then lower Hemel and Aarde, then Upper Hemel and Aarde...


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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #671 on: April 18, 2017, 01:53:13 pm »
Also decided to swap my motorized 2 wheels for the "baie-sukkel" option this weekend. It has almost been 2 years since I rode my mountain bike. Did Meerendal and Hoogekraal over the Easter weekend
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« Reply #672 on: April 20, 2017, 01:39:32 pm »
sjoe, julle manne maak my jaloers met die mooi fotos! Baie nice!

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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #673 on: April 26, 2017, 12:18:28 pm »
yip.... seems 29" will dominate now and forever. Greg Minnaar's new Santa Cruz V10 29er downhill bike.  :drif:  He will be racing it this weekend in Lourdes. Watch how he destroys the competition!



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« Reply #674 on: April 26, 2017, 02:06:52 pm »
yip.... seems 29" will dominate now and forever. Greg Minnaar's new Santa Cruz V10 29er downhill bike.  :drif:  He will be racing it this weekend in Lourdes. Watch how he destroys the competition!



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« Reply #675 on: May 15, 2017, 10:50:35 am »
Looks awesome, wish I had bucks to buy a Santa Cruz downhill   :drif:

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« Reply #676 on: May 15, 2017, 12:30:48 pm »
that's one seriously serious DH bike. But at Lourdes, the heavens opened up and wreaked havoc on the top riders' efforts. So the much anticipated performance of the new Santa Cruz 29'ers didn't materialise. We'll have to wait for Fort William in June to see....  :drif:


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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #677 on: May 15, 2017, 01:01:08 pm »
I am in the market for a new (or second hand) MTB.
Mine is kaput.

I am a weekend warrior, so my budget limit is R10,000

Advice or pointers please.
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« Reply #678 on: May 15, 2017, 01:10:27 pm »
I am in the market for a new (or second hand) MTB.
Mine is kaput.

I am a weekend warrior, so my budget limit is R10,000

Advice or pointers please.
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What type of riding do you have in mind? I bought a second hand Silverback Spectra Comp 29", and I love the bike  >:D Good offroad and onroad ability with decent components.

Have a look at the bikehub website for info etc

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« Reply #679 on: May 15, 2017, 01:13:51 pm »
I am in the market for a new (or second hand) MTB.
Mine is kaput.

I am a weekend warrior, so my budget limit is R10,000

Advice or pointers please.
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What type of riding do you have in mind? I bought a second hand Silverback Spectra Comp 29", and I love the bike  >:D Good offroad and onroad ability with decent components.

Have a look at the bikehub website for info etc

Mainly normal stuff. I usually ride the Tygerberg trails, and do a fun ride every month or so. As I said, nothing serious. No downhill stuff, anyway.
I was thinking joining bikehub but another forum would just waste more of the time I have to spend on Wilddogs
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